Treatment of lymantria dispar (Lepidoptera, lymantriidae) host larvae with polydnavirus/venom of a braconid parasitoid increases spore production of entomopathogenic microsporidia

Gernot Hoch, Leellen F. Solter, Axel Schopf

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Abstract

Female Glyptapanteles liparidis (Hym., Braconidae) were irradiated in a caesium-137 irradiator; these wasps oviposit nonviable eggs along with polydnavirus and venom into the host (=pseudoparasitization). When Lymantria dispar larvae were infected with microsporidian species for which they are permissive or semipermissive hosts, spore production was higher in pseudoparasitized than in unparasitized larvae.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)35-42
Number of pages8
JournalBiocontrol Science and Technology
Volume19
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009

Keywords

  • Host suitability
  • Immune suppression
  • Microsporidia
  • Nosema portugal
  • Polydnavirus
  • Vairimorpha necatrix

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Insect Science

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